The downside of using some cloud storage services like Amazon S3 is getting the data out. That concern is about cost—usually—but recently, it became about access. Period. Reports that Amazon S3 was “unresponsive” started pouring in on the last day of February, 2017. Issues with a US East region instance lasted for hours. While there were no reports of data loss as of this writing, data access was impacted. Loss, even if temporary, impacts business. This may—should—prompt data managers to take a hard look at their “best practices”, and where they put their critical data. We work hard to ensure.